Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

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Wagner: Orchestral Music

Wagner: Orchestral Music


Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Tannhäuser: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March


Not until 1949 did Wilhelm Furtwängler invest in the Germanic interpretation tradition initiated by Wagner himself and continued by Hans von Bülow and Arthur Nikisch. His 'subjective' style of interpretation, deeply influenced by the theories of Jewish Viennese musicologist Heinrich Schenker was diametrically opposed to the more 'objective' Arturo Toscanini.

Yet here we have the stunning lyricism contained in these grandiose pages that create the magic of the Wagnerian epic, illustrated by the incomparable Vienna Philharmonic in all its splendour.

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Praga Digitals - DSD350107

(SACD)

$17.75

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Wagner: Symphonic Excerpts from The Ring

Wagner: Symphonic Excerpts from The Ring


Wagner:

Das Rheingold: Prelude

Das Rheingold: Zwischenspiel

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

Siegfried: Waldweben

published by W. Hutschenruyter

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

Nina Stemme (soprano)


In June 2013 the Paris Opéra, under its music director Philippe Jordan, marked Wagner’s bicentenary with Der Ring des Nibelungen. It was the first time in more than 60 years that the company had performed the complete cycle under festival conditions. This programme of excerpts from The Ring, with Jordan conducting the Orchestra of the Paris Opéra, is rounded off with Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, sung by today’s leading Wagnerian dramatic soprano, Nina Stemme.

The Paris Opéra started building up to the 2013 Wagner bicentenary in 2010, when it launched a new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Günter Krämer and conducted by the company’s music director, Philippe Jordan. The entire cycle of four music dramas was presented over 2010-2011, but in June 2013 – for the first time in more than 60 years – the Paris Opéra staged the Ring under festival conditions over a concentrated period.

Erato is marking the Wagner bicentenary with a spectacular programme of excerpts from the Ring. Philippe Jordan conducts the Orchestra of the Paris Opéra in instrumental music from all four music dramas in the cycle, including, of course, the thrilling Ride of the Valkyries and the magisterial Death of Siegfried; the programme reaches a worthy climax with the final scene of the entire work, Brünnhilde’s Immolation from Götterdämmerung, sung by the world’s reigning dramatic soprano, Nina Stemme.

When she sang the entire cycle in San Francisco in 2011, the New York Times wrote of her Immolation scene: “Ms Stemme took her singing to higher levels of burnished brilliance and expressive depth ... she was committed to the moment in every phrase she sang ...”. The Associated Press, meanwhile, felt that she “invited comparison with great past exponents of the role ... Stemme is a true dramatic soprano with a voice that is smooth and evenly produced throughout its wide range.”

Philippe Jordan, who made his debut (with Parsifal) at the Bayreuth Festival in 2012, spoke about his experience of conducting the Ring in an interview on the Paris Opéra’s website.

“It seems to me that if there is one work on which our views can evolve, then it is the Ring. When I look back on the very first cycle I conducted in Zurich, I have the impression that it was another opera. When you approach the Ring for the first time, you try to serve each work separately ... But that leads to an inevitable question when, having already circumnavigated the Ring, you once again face the prologue [to Das Rheingold]... Should one look to rediscover the purity and innocence of Das Rheingold, or, having made one’s way through the three other dramas, is it better to look for a unity in the cycle and bring out the sound of Götterdämmerung that is already there in the prologue?”

“the results are predictably front-rank. Jordan is one of our finest Wagner conductors today - he knows how it goes, how fast it should go and how to balance it...And Stemme...is in superb voice, steely and passionate by turns.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2014

Erato - 9341422

(CD - 2 discs)

$23.25

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Wagner: Orchestral Highlights

Wagner: Orchestral Highlights


Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Tannhäuser: Prelude to Act 3

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegfried Idyll

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


“There is not one performance on this set that is less than eloquent. It is plain from these recordings that Klemperer is a great Wagner conductor, probably the greatest in the world.” Gramophone Magazine

EMI Masters - 6782992

(CD - 2 discs)

$16.25

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Wagner - Orchestral Favourites from the operas

Wagner - Orchestral Favourites from the operas


Wagner:

Parsifal: Prelude

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Alto - ALC1065

(CD)

$7.75

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Wagner: transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One

Wagner: transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal, Volume One


Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal

Siegfried: Waldweben

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal

Die Walküre: Schluss des letzten Aufzuges (End of the last Act)

transcribed for solo piano by August Stradal


Juan Guillermo Vizcarra (piano)

The Czech-born pianist and writer August Stradal (1860–1930) – a student of Bruckner and disciple of Liszt – was one of the more prolific transcribers of the nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries.

He produced a vast quantity of piano music, including Liszt’s orchestral works, most of the Bruckner symphonies, a good deal of the Baroque (not least a huge amount of Bach) and much more.

These transcriptions are phenomenally difficult to play.

This is the first in a series of recordings presents his Wagner transcriptions, cast in the best barnstorming virtuoso tradition.

They are an unusual way of marking the Wagner bicentenary in 2013.

“typically dense and thickly scored, and technically challenging. An enjoyable but tiring listen.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2013 ***

Toccata Classics - TOCC0151

(CD)

$18.75

(also available to download from $10.00)

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Wagner: Overtures, Vol. 1

Wagner: Overtures, Vol. 1


Wagner:

Parsifal: Prelude to Act 1

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March


Collins Classics - CC-1207

Download only from $10.00

Available now to download.

Busoni - Piano Music Volume 7

Busoni - Piano Music Volume 7


Busoni:

Concert Fantasy on motifs from the opera Merlin by Goldmark

Fantasia on themes from Cornelius's 'The Barber of Baghdad', B52

Variation-Study after Mozart no. 1

Sonatina No. 3: ad usum infantis

Sonatina No. 6 (Chamber Fantasy on Themes from Bizet's Carmen)

Sechs kurze stucke zur pflege des polyphonen spiels

Wagner:

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

arr. Busoni


Wolf Harden (piano)

“Harden clearly possess the type of virtuoso technique perfectly suited to handling the most difficult challenges in this repertoire, from fast octaves to rapid passageworks...[in the Wagner transcription] Harden displays an orchestral command of texture...alongside a full-bodied tone which is powerful without sounding percussive...there is some solid and senstive playing on this disc.” International Record Review, March 2011

Naxos - Busoni Piano Music - 8572422

(CD)

$8.75

(also available to download from $7.00)

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Wagner: Highlights from The Ring Cycle & Siegfried-Idyll

Wagner: Highlights from The Ring Cycle & Siegfried-Idyll


Wagner:

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Leb wohl...Loge, hör! 'Wotan's Farewell & Magic Fire Music' (from Die Walküre)

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

Siegfried Idyll


Apex - 2564680434

(CD)

$8.00

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Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Operas

Wagner: Orchestral Music from the Operas


Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Lohengrin: Preludes to Acts 1 & 3

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March


Sony - 88697549312

(CD)

$12.50

Usually despatched in 8 - 10 working days.

Lovro von Matacic conducts Wagner

Lovro von Matacic conducts Wagner


Wagner:

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

Roberta Knie (soprano)

Rienzi Overture

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Lovro von Matacic

Recorded live at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb in 1977

VAI - VAIA1267

(CD)

$14.50

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